- Anke Nunheim
Photographer Andrew Brodhead grew up in Savannah, Georgia, where he worked at his parent’s health food store and as a kid his daily job was to take out the recycling. This is where he recognized how much of the stuff he threw out wasn’t recyclable.
He began to think about landfills and where everything goes. In his words: ‘There are islands of plastic taking over the oceans, the earth is suffocating from plastic that never biodegrades and our water and environment are leaching toxic estrogenic compounds.’ With his slightly disturbing ‘Floating Series’, where you can’t help but think of floating corpses wrapped in plastic, he wants to raise awareness for this overwhelming waste we produce everyday. ‘Visually, I want to convey the sacrifice we have made by our consumption and waste. The wrapped bodies represent invasive cocoons floating over vulnerable landscapes’. His pictures leave, despite their fragile beauty, a slightly bitter aftertaste.